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VillageFest

Address: Palm Canyon Drive between Baristo and Amado, Downtown, Palm Springs, CA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Shopping & Fashion, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The place to meet new friends is at this old-fashioned street fair with sidewalk performers...
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Shopping & Fashion, Sights & Landmarks
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Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: The place to meet new friends is at this old-fashioned street fair with sidewalk performers, musicians, farmer's market, gifts and lots of food.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Much larger than our hometown's farmers markets, VillageFest offers many stands with fresh fruits & vegetables, homemade foods and other homemade products, commercial items, eating-onsite, and music. Our primary reason to visit again and again: the outstanding guitarist, David Wayne.

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SEATTLE
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22 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This is a great street festival, relaxed yet busy, varied, and all-inclusive. There's lots to eat and drink, lots to see and buy, and lots to just watch. Fun street musicians and other performers, too. And, look for the "Ask the Rabbi". Check it out!

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New York
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69 reviews 69 reviews
34 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Many downtown blocks are closed to traffic for Villagefest; hundreds of vendors, many music performers, arts/crafts, foods, lots of unique items and gifts. Spent 2-3 hours sightseeing and people-watching and found some nice purchases.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Couldn't believe the crowds! Obviously very popular. Fun way to spend a Thursday evening. Not knowing the area , parking was tough even at just shortly after 6:00. Get there early! We did find a free parkade behind the Hyatt which was not too far a walk. It was a good find we think!

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MA
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60 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We spent a recent Thursday evening here. Packed with people, yet were were still able to find free parking. The food booths are mostly concentrated on the north end. Enjoyed fish tacos from the Mexican food vendor and great people watching while we ate. There is live music, street entertainment and lots of shopping!

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Chicago
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72 reviews 72 reviews
22 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Village Fest happens every Thursday evening in downtown Palm Springs on Palm Canyon Drive with the exception of a couple of holidays. If the weather is good, which is 95% of the time, this is a nice way to spend an evening out in the lovely Palm Springs air. There is your typical array of street vendors, street performers and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

market booths start setting up around 4:30 onwards. lots of food, a few blocks long. shops are open too. There is a $10 store where everything in the store is $10. whether its a scarf or a jacket, gorgeous sweaters. another lacy store for $16.

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canada
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4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

It is nice to visit every year the Thursday market and admire the creativity of so many people in the valley. Crowded sometimes, to much donations booths, but good walk!!!

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New Market, Alabama
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89 reviews 89 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The VillageFest on Thursday nights is a lot of fun. Good food, many vendors and an assortment of vendors that one usually does not see at a street fair. Everything from produce, jewelry, art and a lot of weird stuff. Very crowded and everyone is having fun. The different musicians made for an interesting night. Just wear a good pair... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Wow, what a street event this is. My husband and I certainly got some exercise walking this Faire. There must be a hundred booths and 100's of people. It's dog friendly, so bring Fido with you. The restaurants on the street are booming, so make reservations or expect over an hour or more wait for a table. There's some food... More 

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